Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks

Obesity causes prolonged inflammation of heart tissue that in turn boosts heart failure risk, according to a U.S. study of almost 7,000 people. The latest...

VIDEO: Maimonides Symposium: Preventing Strokes & Heart Attacks

(Video link at end of story) Lots of men and woman turned out for a Maimonides Medical Center & Crown Heights Hatzolah symposium on recognition,...

Rosh Ha’Ayin Man Shot and Killed After Stabbing Police Officer

A police officer shot and killed a man in Rosh Ha'Ayin who was waving a knife and making threats on the street. The man's...

Don’t Lose Sight of Vision Care, Group Urges

As part of its efforts to educate Americans about age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Prevent Blindness America has declared February Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. AMD...

The Weight Loss Equation

High protein, low protein; high carb, low carb; good carbs, bad carbs. The glycemic index is valid; the glycemic index is unproven, misused, and...

CT Scans Seem to Lower Lung Cancer Death Rates

Annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans cut mortality rates in older, current or former heavy smokers by 20 percent, a major...

Allergy Season May Be Worst Ever On Record

If you are sneezing and itching your eyes this spring allergy season, you are not alone. 2011 is shaping up to be the worst...

Charedi Boy Seriously Injured After Falling Off Cliff in Scotland

A Charedi resident of London, was airlifted to the hospital in Scotland on Wednesday after he fell more than 40 feet off of Kincraig...

Nassau County: Two Die From West Nile Virus

Two Nassau County residents have died from the West Nile virus, according to health department officials. The identities of the victims were not been...

Health: Get More Sleep

It wasn’t long ago that the standard advice for good health was: eat right, exercise and don’t smoke. However today, health care professionals are...

Getting Through The Chagim

It’s that time of the year again - the holiday season. Perhaps nothing is more challenging than getting through from Rosh Hashanah to Simchas Torah...

What You Need To Know: Big Changes To Your Health Insurance

September 23 marks the six-month anniversary of health reform. It's also the date when several key insurance changes come into effect. Here's what you need...

FDA Approves Highly Anticipated Weight-Loss Pill

The Food and Drug Administration is approving a weight loss drug from Vivus Inc. that many doctors consider the most effective therapy among a...

U.N. Seeks to Curb World’s Traffic Deaths

Over 1.2 million people die each year on the world's roadways -- more than are killed by major scourges such as malaria or diabetes. In...

Plastic Chemical Tied to Heart Disease and Diabetes

Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in plastics that include baby bottles and packaging for food and beverages, may put people at risk for...

Did You Eat Breakfast Today?

A few weeks ago, a study was publicized that had me very surprised. It was published in various media outlets with the claim that...

New Option for Correcting Nearsightedness

Nearsighted people who can't have laser-assisted eye surgery may benefit from implantable lenses made of a collagen-like substance, say Japanese researchers.They noted that LASIK...

Discharge Plan Cuts Hospital Readmissions, Patient Costs

Patients who receive detailed after-hospital care instructions are 30 percent less likely to readmitted to the hospital or to visit the emergency department than...

FDA Cracks Down On Illegal Diabetes Remedies

The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary...

Food Addictions (Part 1)

Do you find yourself eating when you’re not hungry?  Do you sometimes feel sluggish or fatigued after overeating?  Do giving in to cravings and...

Health Dept Advises NYC Doctors To Be On The Lookout For Measles

In response to a case of Hepatitis A in a bartender at Socialista in Manhattan, the Health Department today notified patrons of the exposure...

Putting Less on Our Plate

It doesn’t take millions of research dollars to realize that the obesity and overweight epidemics in much of the civilized world are a result...

Back to Basics (Part 3) Resistance Training: It pays to be strong!

Last installment looked at aerobic exercise as the main component of Chaim's fitness program. This time we look at the second aspect of an...

Encouraging Research on Alzheimer’s at Haifa University

Alzheimer’s research has focused primarily on efforts to identify and treat the factors that contribute to familial (genetic) dementia, which is caused by known...

Inflammation Can’t Explain Depression’s Link to Heart Disease

Depression is known to hike the risk of cardiovascular disease, but don't put all the blame on any concurrent rise in inflammation. So concludes a...

Exercise May Be More Important

Congratulations! You’ve finally decided to start working out. Your goal is overall health and weight loss. You’ve been at it for a while and...

WORRYING: 38 New Cases of COVID-19 In Belzer Neighborhood in Yerushalayim

Health Ministry Officials have noted a dramatic and worrying rise in the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the Belz neighborhood of Yerushalayim. 38...

Common Adult Diseases: Treatable with Proper Nutrition [Part II]

In the previous YWN article , we examined high cholesterol and diabetes, and the steps we can take to mitigate, and in some instances,...

Tight Backpack Straps Cut Blood to Shoulders, Arms

Wearing a heavy backpack can significantly decrease blood flow through your shoulder, down to your fingertips, and could result in the loss of some...

Junk Food ‘Addiction’ May Be Real

Obese people often say they'd like to eat less but feel almost powerless to stop indulging, and now new research suggests that explanation might...

Research Finds Causal Link Between Ending Drinking, Depression

Giving up your few drinks a day may lead to health issues, including depression, a new study says. "Our research in an animal model establishes...

Most ER’s Not Fully Prepared for Pediatric Patients

Parents who find themselves rushing a child to the nearest emergency room might want to keep a new finding in mind: Only 6 percent...

Knowing Heart Risk Keeps Patients on Cholesterol Drugs

Letting patients know how cholesterol boosts their heart risks helps them stick to cholesterol-lowering treatment, Canadian researchers report. Researchers at McGill University in Montreal enrolled...

US Approves J&J Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment

U.S. health regulators have approved a new Johnson & Johnson drug for patients with tuberculosis who do not respond to other treatments, the company...

The ‘Pareve’ Controversy (Trans Fats)

Since the 1980’s, a very popular ingredient in Kosher cooking has been margarine. Margarine can transform kugels, cakes and desserts into creamy, pareve delights....

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